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Gal Gadot
גל גדות
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Gal Gadot in 2017
Born April 30, 1985 (1985-04-30) (age 35)
Rosh HaAyin, Israel
Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2004–present
Spouse(s)
Jaron Varsano (m. 2008)
Children Alma, Maya

Gal Gadot (aka Gal Gadot-Varsano; /ˈɡɑːl ɡɑːˈdɒt/ GAH-l GAH-do-T; Hebrew: גל גדות; born 30 April 1985) is an Israeli actress and model. Gadot won Miss Israel 2004, before serving in the Israel Defence Forces. She played Gisele Harabo in the 2009 movie Fast and Furious. Gadot also played Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016. She appeared in the solo movie Wonder Woman (2017) and again as Wonder Woman in Justice League (2017).

In 2013, she was ranked as the second highest earning fashion model in Israel. She is the face of Gucci's Bamboo perfume.

Early life

Gadot was born in Israel to Jewish parents. She was born and grew up in Rosh HaAyin, Israel. In Hebrew, her first name means "wave". Her last name means "riverbanks". Her parents were born in Israel. They changed their last name from "Greenstein" to "Gadot". Her father Michael Gadot is an engineer. Her mother Irit (née Weiss) is a teacher. Gadot's grandparents are Holocaust survivors. She has a younger sister, Dana.

Military service

From the age of 20, Gadot served for two years as a soldier of the Israel Defense Forces. She did well in the three-month training. Gadot says of her time in the army, "You give two or three years, and it's not about you. You give your freedom away for a while. You learn discipline and respect".

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Fast & Furious Gisele Yashar
2010 Date Night Natanya
2010 Knight and Day Naomi
2011 Fast Five Gisele Yashar
2013 Fast & Furious 6 Gisele Yashar
2014 Kicking Out Shoshana Mirit Ben Harush
2015 Furious 7 Gisele Yashar
2016 Triple 9 Elena Vlaslov
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
2016 Criminal Jill Pope
2016 Keeping Up with the Joneses Natalie Jones
2017 Wonder Woman Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
2017 Justice League Diana Prince / Wonder Woman
2020 Wonder Woman 1984 Diana Prince / Wonder Woman Post-production
2021 Zack Snyder's Justice League Diana Prince / Wonder Woman Pre-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Bubot Miriam "Merry" Elkayam Series
2009 Entourage Lisa Episode: "Amongst Friends"
2009 The Beautiful Life Olivia 3 episodes
2011 Asfur Kika Series
2012 Kathmandu Yamit Bareli Series
2012 Eretz Nehederet Herself Series
2017 Saturday Night Live Herself / Host Episode: "Gal Gadot/Sam Smith"




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